TANT D'AVENIR PARIS




Hey guys, how you all doing? I've been non-stop since returning from Paris last week, meaning last Sunday I needed to recharge my batteries. After spending last weekend doing bugger all, (which obviously meant no blog post) tonight I'm back with a big one that's certainly worth the wait. This post marks the first of many about my recent trip to Paris. I'll be featuring the cool characters I met along the way, some new in killer clothing and so much more. Basically, I've got a lot of great content coming so make sure to keep an eye out! 





I've chosen this particular post to feature something which is very close to my heart and an integral part of my style. You've probably guessed it - it's jewellery. You should all know how much I love jewellery, and if you don't then just take a look through this blog and you'll quickly discover just how it has become very significant in my life.





So without telling you all again why I adore jewellery and where all my pieces are from, I thought I'd share a new brand with you instead. So, let's talk about Tant D'avenir Paris, quite possibly the coolest brand and collection I've ever laid eyes on. I've known of the Paris based brand for a while, but last week I finally got to see it in person.





I went to Paris two weeks ago to shoot Quentin Pontonnier, a jewellery designer by day - rock star by night. After we'd completed the shoot for Phix (which I'm also going to post about), I just had to visit his incredible jewellery shop. As you could probably guess I did treat myself, I couldn't resist one of his incredible pieces, I just had to take something home with me a memento of my first work trip to Paris!






Quentin's shop is like going back in time to when rock'n roll was king. Upon entering his workshop and studio you get to see all his unique creations housed in large, old, antique cabinets. Long leather studded chairs are placed in the middle of the room with a marble display table in the centre. Vintage patterned carpets have been thrown on the wooden floor and old records played in the background as cigarette smoke hung thick in the air. Quentin told me he didn't want his jewellery shop to conform to the strict, professional and sometimes intimidating style of what you find on the high street today, and as you can see by my description he's managed to not conform.





I picked up this beauty for my neck and I bloody love it, just look at the attention to detail, the work and the quality of the piece. Plus I also got myself a ring, I've always liked The Great Frog when buying (new) jewellery but after seeing Quentin's creations using old coins, traditional techniques and designs pulled from his own imagination, other jewellery just doesn't come close anymore!






Tant D'avernir Paris takes its inspiration from Roman and Greek mythology as well as a mix of Native American and of course a big dose of rock 'n roll. Quentin's love of columns also manifests itself in the brands logo. He chose the column because of its symbolic connection to power, strength, and classical antiquity. Quentin even has two columns tattooed on either side of his shoulders. Here's a picture I look of Quentin in his jewellery shop . . . and yes before you ask, that is in-fact his real gun!


I'd strongly recommend checking Quentin's jewellery out, if you want something custom made by the man himself, from the beautiful city of Paris, Tant D'avernir is the only place to go. To check out Quentin's killer brand, click below.

Tant D'avenir or if you happen to be passing:
 📍 46 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac, 75011 Paris, France

Big shout to Quentin for showing me around the city and giving me a killer free t-shirt too!




7 FOR ALL MANKIND




Hey everyone and welcome back to another slightly late (I admit it) blog post! This is a post I've been wanting to share with you for a while now, as I loved wearing the outfit I'm about to feature. Another plus about this particular post is that I got to do it with my beautiful girlfriend Chloe.

I have been lucky enough to work with 7 For All Mankind once before, and this sparked my addiction for the brand. This time CJ got in on the act too as she was gifted a couple of killer pieces, and I was lucky to receive a super cool denim shirt. I have so many photographs to share with you all, lets get started.





I was given this awesome denim shirt from 7 For All Mankind which I styled up in the outfit to end all outfits, double denim. I just hope I pulled it off! I just wanted to show you something a little different from my classic go-to black skinny jeans, leather jacket and hat combination. I imagine you're probably all very bored of seeing that outfit by now!






CJ was given an amazing pair of cords which she chose not to wear, I think she's saving them for another post, but as you can see she decided to wear her vintage inspired boho F.A.M suede tassel jacket. I mean even I was jealous of this, not only because she got one more item than I did, but CJ was given this crazy cool black jacket too!





Even being slightly jealous I was still very grateful for my denim shirt. As I mentioned I wanted my outfit to be a big statement, with that in mind what better way of getting that statement look, than going down the big double denim route. I paired by light blue denim jacket with a light shade pair of jeans and brown cowboy boots. Plus if you noticed, the coolest cowboy belt around which is actually vintage Levi which I got given by my Dad. I never wear blue jeans, so this felt pretty strange, but I did enjoy experimenting with my style and wearing something I wouldn't normally go for. It's always good to change things up every now and again.




Another thing I loved about creating this post was working with one of Manchester best photographers Bach Nguyen. I love all the photographs we got back from the shoot, I think he's captured us and the pieces we were given in such a cool way. 

Sometimes working with different photographers you only get given the photographs they choose, thankfully in this case, Bach give us  pretty much all the snaps from the shoot. In fact he give us  such a wide selection of photographs it was pretty hard to choose just a handful to feature on this post! A special shout and thanks has to go to the super talented Bach for these amazing photographs.





Click here to view the denim shirt which is actually now in the sale.
As you may know I was in Paris over the weekend hence the lateness of this post. I am however, planning on sharing my vlog from last week plus a few blog posts hopefully this weekend if I have the time to edit the huge amount of pictures and videos I shot over the weekend. 

Thanks for reading,

Catch you soon,